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ONLY TEARS – PART 2

I decided I wanted a new arrangement for “Only Tears” that would fulfill my sentimental vision for this song. I was graduating college when I wrote “Only Tears,” and my lyrics expressed uncertainty about the future. Because I was getting married, I had some doubts over whether my friendships would endure, and that was the reason for my tears. Continue reading

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ANOTHER YOU – PART 3

Occasionally, I felt overwhelming sadness but I countered it with the joy I received when hearing my music. Sometimes, I pretended I was a conductor and swung my arms through the air while listening to my newest song recording. I played it over and over, as often as I could. When I wasn’t physically listening, I could still hear the song’s beautiful notes resonating through me. Continue reading

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ANOTHER YOU – PART 2

I cried tears of happiness. I heard Cheryl’s smiling voice. She was beside me every step of the way. My journey would continue. Continue reading

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SO MANY YEARS WENT BY

There are not many things about being younger that I long for. I far prefer my current life. I also believe feeling doubtful and uncertain is poison to the soul. There is nothing more inspiring for me than believing in myself. I wrote this story; because there were few words to describe the euphoria I felt when I saw my college art teacher, Nancy, after at least twenty years. If I could describe my emotion, it would be amazement that my teacher was certain my future was limitless and success was just around the corner for me. Yesterday, I had that exact same feeling as I faced my former teacher in my studio! She sat in a chair across from me while I serenaded her on my guitar. Upon the walls of my studio were many of my paintings. At the age of fifty-one, I could enjoy the knowledge that all of my artistic ventures came true. Continue reading

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NOW WE ARE OLDER

“Only Tears” was the second to last song that I wrote, before I gave up my music for thirty years. The very last song that I wrote was the one I played at my own wedding, “Song of Joy.” It was for all of my wonderful friends that enriched my life before I got married. I’ve kept in touch with many of my childhood and college friends. Out of nowhere, came the inspiration for me to add another verse to this song. Continue reading

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YOU’LL HAVE NEVER GONE AWAY

LYRICS TO THE SONG, YOU’LL HAVE NEVER GONE AWAY: I know that soon you will leave me, how will I ever say goodbye? Because there’s so much you’ve left me, since I met you one July. And when you’ve left you’ll still be with me in all the songs I’ll long to play. But every time I see a smile, you’ll have never gone away.
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CHILDHOOD DISAPPEARS

“Only Tears” represented a sense of finality for me about a chapter in my life that was ending. I knew it well when I wrote the song, and sharing the song with my friends that were leaving on world travels made the song even more poignant. My song was a goodbye to my college friends. It was also a goodbye to singing and songwriting, as well. Continue reading

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AN ATTACHMENT FOREVER

I want to share the attachments of our love. She might be gone, but love never dies. I have learned that from Jason.

My story will follow later on, because the attachments are what tell the deeper story.

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